Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center

Get Involved

Get Involved

There are many ways to make a difference at Seattle Children’s Alyssa Burnett Adult Life Center. Volunteers, interns, partners, instructors and donors help guide our programs, assist with classes and outings, provide job skills training, raise funds and make our communities more inclusive. We serve the full range of adults with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities

“Thank you for building a community for Abby where she can enjoy her friends, learn something new and relax in a place where being herself is celebrated!”
— Abby’s mom, Rebecca, Snohomish, Washington

Volunteer With Us

We rely on volunteers to fulfill the center’s vision of lifelong learning and better quality of life for adults with developmental disabilities. Most volunteers help with classes at the Alyssa Burnett Center in Bothell. Other opportunities include supporting outings or helping with administrative duties. See the steps to volunteer at the center.

Intern With Us

The Alyssa Burnett Center is a training and fieldwork site for students preparing for careers in a wide range of fields. These include music therapy, art therapy, social work, health studies, community psychology, education and business. Learn about internships at the Alyssa Burnett Center

Partner With Us

Many local companies and groups partner with our center to offer life skills training at their business. Please call 425-488-6173 or email us to learn about getting your business involved.

We welcome ideas for outings and engagement opportunities from businesses and community organizations. Another way to help is to host a fundraiser to benefit the center. Email us to learn more.

Read how Yon mastered the art of small talk, went to his first dance and landed a job with help from the Alyssa Burnett Center’s programs.

Teach for Us

We welcome new instructors who have a passion for teaching adults with developmental disabilities. Our classes cover a wide range of topics, such as life skills, cooking, art, music, fitness, gardening, gaming and more. We are always looking to expand our offerings. If you are interested in teaching, please visit Seattle Children’s careers website to see current openings.


Donors help us expand our services, provide scholarships and serve more participants and families. To ensure your gift goes directly to the Alyssa  Burnett Center, use this link: Donate now.

If you want to make an in-kind gift, check our wish list on Items you purchase will ship directly to us.

Join Our Guild

Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the nation.

Contact Us

Call 425-488-6173 or email us to learn more.

Read about our classes and outings.